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Beekeeping Education Opportunities

Below is a list of local and regional beekeeping education opportunities, classes, workshops, open apiaries and conferences

Nebraska Classes | Workshops 
UNL Bee Lab  Year 1 - Beginning Beekeeping

Part I (Lecture): 

When:  Sunday March 17th, 2024

Time:    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Classroom at Schramm Education Center, Gretna, NE. Located on Highway 31, approximately 6 miles south of Exit 432 on I-80

Part II (Field Day): 

When:  Saturday April 6th

Time:    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Pollinator Garden on East Campus, UNL Apiary, GPS: 40.828970, -96.655257

Additional information, cost, and registration can be found here.

UNL Bee Lab Year 1 - Beginning Beekeeping

Part I (Lecture): 

When:  Saturday, April 13th

Time:    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Kimmel Orchard | 5995 G Road | Nebraska City, NE.

Part II (Field Day): 

When:  Monday, April 15th

Time:    5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Kimmel Orchard | 5995 G Road | Nebraska City, NE.

Additional information, cost, and registration can be found here.

UNL Bee Lab Year 2 - Beekeeping (North Platte)

Troubleshooting Hive Health Issues

When:  Saturday, May 4th

Time:    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: NE Extension: West Central Research, Extension, & Education Center

West Central Campus, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE.

Additional information, cost, and registration can be found here.

Additional Beekeeping Classes In Nebraska

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Central Community College Online Success Beekeeping - Info here

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Southeast Community College - Lincoln - In person - Class meets once a month for 12 months.  Typically runs from Oct - Sept   

Website

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Online Learning Zoom Sessions

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These are hosted once a month, on Zoom.  They are free to attend.  They are typically about a single subject.  To view some of the past Hap-Bee Hour sessions, click here.

Upcoming dates, speakers & topics

April 12 - GPMB Content Committee members - GPMB teaching apiaries

May 10 - Cecil Sweeney - Fair Preparations

June 14 - Randall Cass - Honey Processing

July 12 - Jane Sueme - Sustainable Queen Rearing

Register for free here

Extracting More $$$ From Your Hives from the Kansas Honey Producers

  • March 21, 2024, 7pm central –Producing, Selling and Marketing Comb Honey, Shelby Kittle presents.

  • April 18, 2024, 7 pm central – Bee Huts presented by Joel Lanz

  • May 15, 2024, 7pm central Collecting Pollen and Preparing it for Sale, presented by John Speckman

Honeycombs
Open Apiary
Hands on experience at Live Hives

Open Apiary sessions are a great place to get hands on experience.   These sessions are a part of The Great Plains Master Beekeeping program.  These Open Apiary sessions are held at different locations across Nebraska and also regionally!  If you've been thinking about getting into beekeeping but would like to get a look at live bees to help you get a feel for things, these are for you. 

 

Non-GPMB members: $10

GPMB Members: FREE

GPMB Membership signup here

For a complete list of Open Apiary sessions in Nebraska and regionally, click here!

Regional Happenings

Kansas

Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association

More regional Beekeeping info coming soon!
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